|Anna Christie 1923 N/R, 95 min.|
Director: John Griffith Wray
Cast: Blanche Sweet, William Russell, George F. Marion, Eugenie Besserer, Chester Conklin, George Siegmann, Ralph Yearsley, Irving Bacon, Fred Kohler, Matthew Betz, Victor Potel
This is the first of many screen versions of Eugene O'Neill's play about a prostitute, Anna Christie (Blanche Sweet), who–at long last–finds happiness with seafarer Matt Burke (William Russell).
|Anna Christie 1930 N/R, 74 min.|
Director: Clarence Brown
Cast: Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, Marie Dressler, Lee Phelps, James T. Mack, Jack Baxley, William H. O'Brien
This is a good version of Eugene O'Neill's play about former prostitute Anna Christie (Greta Garbo) who, after a life of trial and tribulation, finds happiness with a sailor, Matt Burke (Charles Bickford). The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Actress (Garbo), and Cinematography.
|The Big House 1930 N/R, 84 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: George W. Hill
Cast: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery, Leila Hyams, George F. Marion, J.C. Nugent, Karl Dane, DeWitt Jennings, Claire McDowell, Matthew Betz, Robert Emmett O'Connor, Eddie Foyer, Tom Wilson, Roscoe Ates
Based on a violent prison break in 1929, this film set the standard for prison movies that followed. Kent (a young Robert Montgomery) is sent to prison for killing pedestrians while driving drunk. There he is amidst hardened criminals in a tough, overcrowded environment. Mean criminal Butch (Wallace Beery) plans the breakout in this violent (for that time) movie. The film won Academy Awards for Best Sound and Writing; Beery was nominated for Best Actor and the film was nominated for Best Picture.
|The Bishop Murder Case 1930 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: Nick Grinde
Cast: Basil Rathbone, Leila Hyams, Roland Young, Alec B. Francis, Carroll Nye, George F. Marion, Bodil Rosing, Delmer Daves, Charles Quatermaine, Zelda Sears, Richard Cramer, James Donlan, Sidney Bracey, Clarence Geldart, Nellie Bly Baker
The body of "Cock Robin" is discovered with an arrow through his heart. He is one of a series of murder victims in which the killer leaves nursery rhymes in his wake. Detective Philo Vance (Basil Rathbone) goes to work and finds the psychopathic killer.
|Hook, Line and Sinker 1930 N/R, 75 min.|
Director: Edward F. Cline
Cast: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Ralf Harolde, Jobyna Howland, Natalie Moorhead, Hugh Herbert, George F. Marion, William B. Davidson, Stanley Fields
Wilbur and Addington (Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey) come to the aid of Mary (Dorothy Lee) by helping fix up her inherited, run-down hotel despite the objections of her mother who wants Mary to wed rich lawyer John (Ralf Harolde). The hotel becomes successful, but rival gangs find it as a place to do business, and John is associated with one of them. One of several films made by the comedy team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey.
|Rocky Mountain Mystery 1935 N/R, 63 min.|
Genre: Western / Mystery
aka: The Fighting Westerner
Director: Charles Barton
Cast: Randolph Scott, Charles "Chic" Sale, George F. Marion, Mrs. Leslie Carter, Ann Sheridan, Kathleen Burke, James Eagles, Willie Fung, Florence Roberts, Howard Wilson
Larry Sutton (Randolph Scott) is called in to solve a series of murders at a radium mine with the help of the deputy sheriff (Charles "Chic" Sales). Based on a Zane Grey story with an early film appearance by Ann Sheridan.
|Tumbleweeds 1925 N/R, 90 min.|
Director: King Baggot
Cast: William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, Lucien Littlefield, J. Gordon Russell, Richard Neill, Jack Murphy, James(2) Gordon, George F. Marion, Gertrude Claire, Lillian Leighton, Monte Collins, Nino Cochise, Ted Duncan, Charles Stevans, Fred Gamble
Based on the opening of the "Cherokee Strip" to homesteaders, this is William S. Hart's return to the screen after a long absence, and it was also his last film; new, action-oriented Western stars were coming to the forefront. Don Carver (Hart), a range boss, finds himself out of work when the land is opened. He falls in love with a homesteader (Barbara Bedford), and the two prepare for the land rush in hopes of getting the land they want. But there are others who want it also. The epic re-creation of the land rush is a highlight.
|1. Anna Christie (1923)|
2. Anna Christie (1930)
3. The Big House (1930)
4. The Bishop Murder Case (1930)
5. Hook, Line and Sinker (1930)
6. Rocky Mountain Mystery (1935)
aka: The Fighting Westerner
7. Tumbleweeds (1925)
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